“Our goal is to bring strength and balance to our operations in the United Kingdom by combining the strong historic position of the Fleetwood and Goldco product lines in Europe with the unique market position of Central Bottling,” explained Neal McConnellogue, vice president of sales for FleetwoodGoldcoWyard and Central Bottling worldwide. “The new business will combine the strength, talent, and resources of both teams, allowing us to provide continued support to all of our customers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa with new equipment, repair parts, and service.”
CBI Fleetwood Ltd. will operate from the 100,000-sq-ft facility in Doncaster, providing space to design and manufacture packaging and process equipment for its core markets in the can and end handling, beer and beverage, food, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The merger will be completed by the end of January 2010, and primary points of contact for sales, customer service, and service for the combined business will remain the same.
“Combining these operations provides us with the critical mass needed to provide a platform for growth for the Fleetwood and Goldco can and end handling product lines in Europe,” explained Richard Cranston, who will continue his role as director of operations for the newly formed CBI Fleetwood Ltd.
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